Robert S., 73, Apple Valley, CA
Monday, July 29, 2013 at 12:56PM
Mary Farrell in CA, HQ Doylestown, PA

Robert Smillie, a 73 year-old Army veteran, had his simple wish for new carpeting granted, thanks to the Southern California chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation.  Smillie, who is a disabled amputee with a prosthetic leg, spends most of his time in his home.  The carpeting in his home was worn and frayed, with many holes. His wife, Carol, who nominated him for the wish was afraid that he would trip and fall.  

This wish was granted on July 24, 2013 thanks to the generosity of the staff of Sierra Hall at the University of Nevada in Reno who raised the money to grant this wish and to The Home Depot of Apple Valley who discounted the cost of the new carpeting for the Smillie’s. Southern California chapter co-directors Kelly Shemonis and Crista Sullivan were there for the carpet installation and to present Smillie with a wish certificate.

“Your kindness cannot be expressed in words,” said Carol Smillie.  “When you spend 90% of your time in your home, having new carpeting is very special.” 

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